Water & Wastewater Treatment News For The Petroleum & Refining Industry

  1. EPA Signs MOU With New Mexico To Explore Wastewater Reuse Options In Oil And Natural Gas Industry
    7/19/2018

    Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the State of New Mexico to clarify the existing regulatory and permitting frameworks related to the way wastewater from oil and natural gas extraction activities can be re-used, recycled, and renewed for other purposes.

  2. Oil And Gas Wastewater Wells Disproportionately Located In Lower Income Communities In Ohio, Yale School Of Public Health Study Finds
    7/19/2018

    Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” wells used to procure natural gas produce large amounts of wastewater, which may contain toxic and radioactive compounds. The wastewater per well, ranging from 2 million to14 million liters, is most commonly injected underground where it has the potential to contaminate water supplies used by people and animals.

  3. Dubai Municipality And Veolia Successfully Commissioned Jebel Ali Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility
    7/18/2018

    Veolia, the global leader in optimized resource management, through its subsidiary Veolia Water Technologies, and Dubai Municipality successfully commissioned the Jebel Ali Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility, which is set to treat 600 cubic meters of hazardous liquid waste per day.

  4. Oleo Sponge Successful In Real-World Conditions Off California Coast
    7/17/2018

    The Oleo Sponge, a patent-pending technology to clean oil spills invented at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, has lived up to its promise in an experiment conducted off the coast of Southern California in April.

  5. MGX Minerals And Engineering Partner PurLucid Announce Arrival Of Second Rapid Lithium Extraction And Wastewater Treatment System
    7/11/2018

    MGX Minerals Inc. and engineering partner PurLucid Treatment Solutions Inc.(“PurLucid”) are pleased to report that two sea containers containing a second wastewater treatment system have arrived from the pipe and metal fabricator.

  6. Solar-Powered Desalination Membranes Cut Expense Of Treating Wastewater
    7/9/2018

    Researchers from the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have received a $2M grant from the Department of Energy to develop solar-powered desalination membranes that will be used to desalinate high-salinity brines such as those generated by some oil and gas extraction processes.

  7. Aqua Terra Water Management And De Nora Join Forces To Offer Economically Viable Produced Water Recycling In The Permian Basin
    7/9/2018

    Aqua Terra Water Management, a leading provider of oilfield water disposal and oilfield waste management with facilities throughout the USA and Canada, and De Nora, a leading designer of safe, innovative, and sustainable water disinfection and oxidation, filtration and electrochlorination solutions, have partnered to provide effective and economic produced water recycling solutions. 

  8. PDVSA Installs Two New Desalters To Increase Oil Production In The Orinoco Oil Belt
    7/3/2018

    Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) completed successfully the land transfer of two mega-structures, from Bolívar to Anzoátegui states, for oil crude desalination. 

  9. U.S. EPA Requires Stormwater Handling Improvements At Cabras Marine
    7/2/2018

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached an agreement with Cabras Marine Corp. to reduce discharges of oil, metals and other contaminants into Apra Harbor, Guam.

  10. Department Of Energy Invests $8.8M In Innovative Technologies To Enhance Fossil Energy Power Systems
    7/2/2018

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 15 projects to receive nearly $8.8M in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects to develop innovative technologies that enhance fossil energy power systems.